FFSSC 22000 certification for UAS Laboratories LLC verifies that the Wisconsin-based probiotics player conforms to all industry-related statutory and regulatory requirements as outlined by the FSSC 22000 International Standard for Food Safety Management...
Facilities that are subject to FSMA inspections are struggling with the initial implementation of the Foreign Supplier Verification Provision of the law, new data shows. The issue is coming to a head with the first warning letter based on a FSVP failure.
Biotech firms are reaping the rewards of a project looking into foods tackling metabolic syndrome resulting in products like microalgae, omega-3 and antioxidant-infused juices and algae-derived omega 3 oil.
When Adel Villalobos first entered the nutraceutical industry, he noticed that contract manufacturers often “held brands hostage.” He started his own contract manufacturing company with a goal of being different.
Researchers from global testing firm Eurofins and lab equipment company MilliporeSigma test a “simpler, less time-consuming, and more economical” method of quality control and determination of four bioactive types of vitamin B12.
Vitaquest International, a nutrition industry contract manufacturer, announced this week that it will lease a new manufacturing site in in Parsippany, NJ. Its CEO says it is “the most significant investment in the history of our company.”
Dynamine, a branded form of methylliberine distributed by California-based ingredient company Compound Solutions, has gone through the self-affirmed Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) process to validate its safety.
Lessons learned from the history of the dietary supplement industry can be applied to the hemp world, and the blitzkrieg-like pace of the industry means we’ll know in short order who’s getting the message and who isn’t. It will also put pressure on regulators...
A joint webinar put on by Global Organization of EPA and DHA Omega 3s (GOED) and the United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) will help companies understand the intentional adulteration provisions of FSMA.
The main purpose of the Botanical Safety Consortium, a public-private effort bringing together stakeholders in the botanical supplements space, is “advancing the science of botanical safety evaluation, [and is] not involved in regulatory decisions or...
New benchmarking standards developed by the Supplement Safety and Compliance Initiative (SSCI) are being widely welcomed by dietary supplements stakeholders, with the initiative coming up for discussion this week during a key ANSI meeting.
FDA’s new Acting Commissioner of Food and Drugs, Norman Sharpless, promised last week that he will pick up where outgoing Commissioner Scott Gottlieb left off in strengthening nutrition policy and regulation to improve the public’s health and implementing...
Growth in the demand for dietary supplement formulation services has created opportunity for equipment suppliers, including GEMCO, a longtime manufacturer of blenders and vacuum drying equipment based in Middlesex, NJ.
While much of the focus around DSHEA was on Capitol Hill and the machinations of government, an important behind-the-scenes contribution came from the short lived Natural Products Quality Assurance Alliance. But what was NPQAA and how did it help?
FDA has reiterated its enforcment stance on CBD and hemp products, has updated a Q&A document on the subject and has specified what kind of information it is seeking in the runup to a public meeting on the subject in May, all as part of documents...
FDA has sent three companies marketing CBD products warning letters over disease claims. The warnings are the first issued under FDA’s de facto ‘enforcement discretion’ policy, which will be discussed at a meeting on CBD set for the end of May.
A paper published by a group of medicinal biochemistry researchers provides a comprehensive look at the challenges of selecting well characterized materials for testing, including a list of recommendations for best practices.
The world of hemp and CBD products sits at a critical moment in its history, much as the dietary supplement industry did a quarter century ago, according to one of the experts who was there at the birth of the industry.
Bodybuilding.com’s John Venardos shares some of his ideas to improve the regulation of the dietary supplements industry, from better transparency to greater FDA staff accountability, and how to level the playing field.
Alkemist also announces reduction in turnaround time for routine tests
Third party botanical ID test results from Alkemist Labs are now available at ingredientsonline.com for select botanicals, as the online ingredient platform continues to push the transparency envelope.
On Monday FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb put forward some ideas about where the regulation of dietary supplements should go in the coming years. This is an opportunity that should not be missed. What should be tops on the industry’s wish list?